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Egypt’s veil wearers see it as barrier to harassment focus 01/31/2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010


Egypt’s veil wearers see it as barrier to harassment


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01/31/2010

CAIRO — Female students at Cairo University are defying religious and state efforts to ban the controversial niqab from schools and colleges, saying that wearing the controversial face veil is a religious obligation that also protects against sexual harassment.

“I wear the niqab essentially to avoid harassment on the street and on public transport,” said law student Marwa Mohammed, 19, her eyes visible only through the slits in the black veil that covers her entire face.... MORE


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